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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 @ 01:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

Seoul, South Korea as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. 

Availability and Production Delays

During AIRINC’s November onsite surveys in Korea, aspirin was still absent from pharmacy shelves. The 500mg tablets have not been available for purchase since December 2016, when the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety determined that the dissolution rate did not meet its standards.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 @ 08:58 AM / by Philli Wong

Ankara, Turkey as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Anne Benjamin.

Falling Rents and Demand in Turkey

Rents in Turkey decreased due to lower demand, the depreciation of the lira, and the economic conditions that resulted from recent government policies and security concerns. A recent change in lease laws required that all contracts be signed and paid in Turkish lira (TRY) instead of USD or EUR.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM / by Andrew Morollo

 

The Guangzhou public library as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Andrew Morollo.

Rental market updates:

Guangzhou and Shenzhen have stable but strong and growing rental markets. While rents for units in some of the most popular buildings increase every year, rents in less competitive buildings tend to decrease.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 07, 2019 @ 12:26 PM / by Patrick Benedetti

Data Points: A selection of AIRINC cost-of-living survey results

The results are in! Data Points, AIRINC's quarterly newsletter, is now available on our website at
https://www.air-inc.com/data-points/ 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

City view of Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Increased Incentives, Availability 

With the continuing diplomatic blockade, more expatriates are leaving than arriving in Doha. In addition to dropping rents, some landlords are offering incentives on one-year leases, such as one to three months of free rent on twelve-month leases.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A view of Kuwait City, Kuwait during an AIRINC cost-of-living survey.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Rising Inflation

In Q4 2017 we reported on the emergence of sin taxes across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:18 PM / by Morgan Grenier

Hundreds of housing units to choose from:

The rental housing market in Abu Dhabi is coming steadily down due to the high number of quality new properties that have come on the market, as well as fewer expatriate arrivals.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2018 @ 02:15 AM / by Pat Jurgens

Amendments to the individual income tax law

The Chinese government has enacted amendments to the individual income tax law, which will be implemented in two phases – October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that are effective October 1, 2018 include



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